Inland Norway University, Norway
Studying in idyllic Norway
Inland Norway University (INN) is situated in a beautiful and idyllic location in central Norway. With its long tradition as an educational institution, the INN is an important part of the Norwegian higher education system. The INN has about 5000 students and 380 employees, who all work and learn together on a campus outside the city of Lillehammer. At the university you can study in a peaceful and beautiful environment and also have the opportunity to use various leisure activities. As the venue for the 1994 Olympic Games, Lillehammer is also known for many other sporting and cultural events. In February 2016, young athletes from 70 countries met in Lillehammer to host the Youth Olympic Winter Games.
Winter semester: August - December
Summer semester: January - June
International Business Management B.A.
Business Psychology B.Sc.
Sports Management B.A.
Language of education:
The evaluation types are determined at the beginning of the semester in the respective courses. These can be, for example, homework, cooperation, attendance, oral or written examinations.
Courses in English
During the autumn semester, INN offers courses in English in the fields of (Tourism) Management, Political Sciences, and Media.
During the spring semester, courses in Business, Tourism, Cross-cultural Communication, Psychology, Social Work and Education are offered in English.
A detailed overview of the English courses can be found here.
If you are interested in a Norwegian language course, you can take one at the INN. This counts for 5 ECTS points.
The Campus Lillehammer offers all kinds of leisure activities and opportunities to do exciting things while studying. More detailed information about student life can be found here.
The INN has an excellent buddy programme for all new international students. The buddies consist of a group of Norwegian students who take responsibility for supporting the new students, their social integration and planning possible activities. All international students will be provided with a buddy before they start their studies, who will, among other things, pick them up from the train station.
International Student Union
In addition to the Buddy Programme, the INN also has an International Student Union (ISU). The ISU is a non-profit organization that looks after the interests of international students. The organisation itself is also run by international students and organises events and leisure activities for both exchange students and Norwegian students.
Deadlines for submitting application documents to the International Office:
31/01 for the winter semester
31/05 for the summer semester
Please note that the deadlines vary between partner universities - it may take a while before you hear from the partner university.
Sufficient knowledge of English is required to be able to study in English.
We have an ERASMUS partnership with the INN and a certain number of exchange places per semester. You can apply for these places.
The ERASMUS application procedure is divided into two steps:
Step 1: Application to the EBC University
You apply to us for a place at university and for the ERASMUS scholarship. Please register at the International Office and hand in the following documents:
- Letter of motivation in English (one page maximum); include up to two alternative ERASMUS partners in the last paragraph of your cover letter, in which you would be interested if we had to cancel your first request.
- Performance record of the EBC University (via the virtual campus)
The best applications will be selected from all applicants of the EBC University, it counts academic achievements, language skills and the quality of your motivation letter, in which you show that you have dealt with your desired university.
We will inform the successful students by email and ask them to explicitly accept their place. If you accept the place, we will nominate you at the partner university and only then will you apply with the regular application documents for the university, see step 2.
If you have received a rejection, you will automatically be placed in the procedure for moving up to the alternative universities of your choice or we will endeavour to offer you an alternative. We will then send you an offer by email. Once you have accepted the offer, we will nominate you with the partner and only then will you apply to this university with the appropriate documents (see step 2 below).
Step 2: Application to the INN
The EBC University will nominate you if your application is successful at the INN. The next step is the official application for a study abroad at the INN. You will probably need the following documents:
The INN reserves the right to decide on admission.
You will receive further information about your matriculation after your admission from the INN or on site.
(Status: 26.04.2018, VvH)
We have an ERASMUS partnership with this university. You can apply for an ERASMUS place (Attention - the number of ERASMUS places is limited).
For the participation in the ERASMUS program, an administration fee of 750,-€ is due. In this case, no further tuition fees will be charged at the ERASMUS university in which the student is enrolled.
Cost of living
The average cost of living in Norway is slightly higher than in Germany. Due to the high cost of consumer goods, the amount that a foreign student receives each month varies considerably. Consumer behaviour is therefore very important. Experience reports show that you have to be prepared for a monthly amount between € 750 and € 1,550, depending on your spending habits.
Students who receive an ERASMUS grant can combine it with AuslandsBAföG. Each Studentenwerk processes applications for a country or region; the Studentenwerk Schleswig Holstein is responsible for Norway.
Phone: 0431 8816-0
Fax: 0431 805416
At least 20 ECTS must be successfully completed during the semester abroad for recognition at the EBC university.
Learning Agreement (LA)
Along with your application, you submit a Learning Agreement (LA) on which you enter courses or modules amounting to at least 20 ECTS credits that you would like to take. The Erasmus Learning Agreement will be sent to you by the International Office upon successful nomination at the partner university.
The number of credits per course varies between the countries and universities, please inform yourself precisely. The International Office and the Dean's Office will confirm your selection and ask for corrections if necessary. The LA is the basis for the recognition of courses at the EBC University and is therefore binding.
Transcript of Records (ToR)
Your Transcript of Records, the semester abroad, proves that you have successfully completed the course. You present the original transcript to the International Office after the semester abroad.
The average of your performances is converted according to the modified Bavarian formula. 20 ECTS are hereby recognised and are included in the overall grade of your studies.
The following information is subject to change, as visa requirements may change. Before applying for a visa, be sure to visit the website of the competent authority and inform yourself about the exact and current conditions!
Students from an EU member state do not need a visa to study in Norway.
However, if your studies take longer than three months, you must register online at UDI.no at the beginning of the semester. You will also need to go to the nearest police station to identify yourself and present documents relevant to your stay:
- Letter of admission
- Proof of insurance/European health card
- Passport/ID card
- Your Norwegian address
- Proof of financing (one statement from you is enough, no bank transcript or deposit confirmation)
the INN offers the possibility to exchange students to get a room in a dormitory. Students will receive further information after they have applied to the INN. A single room in a student residence costs approximately €400 (NOK 3,500).
More information about accommodation can be found here.
You must have valid health insurance and proof of insurance when entering Norway. If you have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), you are also insured in Norway. However, to be on the safe side, ask your health insurance company for details.
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